Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I live out of town....and I never take my bikes into traffic anymore, I quit that years ago. The only traffic I ever see is the occasional car out in the sierra's on my sportbikes, or the fairly regular deer on my ds in the dirt.
Traffic and bikes aren't meant to play well together
When I go into battle, I take 4 wheels and a cage around me like everybody else
I've never been one to bring a knife to a gunfight
To each his own, I guess.
I don't mind traffic. Over the years, I've learned how to deal with it, and find riding in traffic to be a challenge. One has to be willing to devote 100% of their attention to it. There's no time to be daydreaming or sightseeing. Observation is very important. I try to ride a little bit faster than the traffic, because then I can make things happen when I want instead of allowing them to happen to me when I don't want. I call it "assertive riding".